Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Census Bureau Reaches Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Through Music

Kalenakū Singing and Playing Piano

New Video Features Award-Winning NHPI Musicians to Promote 2020 Census

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) share a common bond and heritage. But whether they live in Hawaii, on another island or on the mainland of the United States, the NHPI community is also connected through its traditional music.

The video was shot in Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York City.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Zero Fatalities Safety Summit in Layton

The Zero Fatalities Safety Summit is the premier safety event in Utah. The Summit occurs once every two years and is a unique opportunity for safety officials and advocates to network with each other and share best practices that enhance safety on our roads.

The Summit fosters interactive discussions with participants on a variety of topics, including safety education programs, teen driving, impaired driving, engineering, safety restraint systems, the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, crash data, enforcement, and other topics.

March 31-April 2, 2020
Davis Conference Center, Layton Utah

We can achieve our goal of Zero Fatalities on Utah’s roads if we each do our part. Small changes can add up to zero. Do your part now by registering for the Safety Summit.

UDOH Job Opportunities

The Utah Department of Health has recruitments open for the following positions:

Prior Authorization Nurse Reviewer
$26.04 - $39.09

This is a full time, career service position with benefits.

Requisition #   22790

Closes:   03/08/2020 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for this position, you will need to apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah.  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

Health Program Specialist II – Provider Enrollment
$17.68 - $31.25

This is a full time, career service position with benefits.

Requisition #   22618

Closes:   03/04/2020 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for this position, you will need to apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah.  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Network with Recruiters. Register Today for HRSA Virtual Job Fair!

HRSA Health Workforce

March 4, 2020

6:45 - 10:45 PM ET

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Use a computer, smart phone, or tablet with Internet to access the virtual job fair

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Create a profile on the Health Workforce Connector to help recruiters learn more about you.
With more than 6,000 job opportunities throughout 23,000+ organizations, the Connector helps future and current health professionals find careers in underserved communities.
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Webinar: Jump into Action with the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map

Public Health Events

Reminder for Upcoming Webinar: Fab 5: Jump into Action with the HBI Road Map
Register Online ButtonMore than ever before, state and local public health agencies are jumping into action on Alzheimer’s and other dementias. How can you successfully tip-off your agency’s efforts to quickly and strategically prepare your communities for the growing burden of dementia? Join us for Fab 5: Jump into Action with the HBI Road Map on Monday, February 24 from 2:00—3:00 pm ET, a live webcast with national and state public health experts. Please register in advance.

Our Fab 5 presenters will provide a fast-paced lay of the court, with assists on the top five public health issues in the Healthy Brain Initiative — State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map. For each issue — risk reduction, early detection, caregiving, workforce, and data and evidence — participants will learn: accompanying HBI Road Map actions, examples from public health agencies, resources available to make implementing the HBI Road Map easy and efficient, and a tip based on lessons learned.
Be sure to register in advance and share this announcement with colleagues.

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Training Opportunities in Southeast Utah

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Best Practices
April 20, 8a-5p
Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price
Cost: $15, lunch included
Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)
The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free one-day event for professionals and families who work with and support people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. A NADD certified speaker will present multiple important topics:; Introduction to IDD/MH; Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Assessment; Adapting Psychotherapy Practices for People with IDD; Best Practice Competencies; Inter-system Collaboration; How to Advocate and Impact State and National Policy; Considerations in working with Children vs. Adults. Space is limited. Register
Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Train the Trainer
April 21-23, 8a-5p
Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)
The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free three-day train the trainer for professionals working with and supporting people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. Course expertise provided by NADD, thenadd.org. Commitment to provide trainings is expected. Space is limited. Please email Kelly Thomson for more information and to reserve a seat. 
Libby Oseguera
Executive Director
Utah Developmental Disabilities Council 
(801) 245-7352 | Loseguera@utah.gov

Emergency Fund Assistance Opportunity for Survivors

The Salt Lake Domestic Violence Coalition offers an emergency survivor fund of up to $200 per client. Referrals must come from a professional working with the survivor (domestic violence service provider, case manager, victim advocate, etc). The guidelines and request instructions are listed on the website: http://sldvc.org/emergency-assistance/ 

Funds are available for clients on a first come first serve basis until the funds run out. It is a great option for items, services, rental applications, and all other immediate needs that often don't fit into funding programs with more specific guidelines and requirements. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

APPLICATION OPEN: National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs

The application cycle is open!

Accepting applications through
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. ET

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) opened its application for three loan repayment programs: the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program.
NHSC 2020 LRP Comparison GraphicFind which one is right for you:
Visit the NHSC website to review the Application and Program Guidance (APG) documents and learn more about eligibility and specific disciplines. Each program has a different APG with the detailed information you need to apply, including eligibility requirements, site information, documentation, and service requirements. Read the APG carefully before you start your application.

Application Help

NHSC is hosting a webinar and Q & A sessions to review program requirements and answer applicant questions.
NHSC Loan Repayment Programs Application Webinar Thursday, March 5
1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Access Link    
Dial-in: 800-857-1286
Participant Code:  8178562 
NHSC Loan Repayment Programs Application Online Q & A Sessions
March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 16, & 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
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U.S. Census Bureau: Between 2008 and 2018, Utah had among the highest marriage rates

From 2008 to 2018, national marriage and divorce rates declined. However, both rates vary by state.

A new visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau shows state marriage and divorce rates using data from 2008 and 2018 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates.
In 2018:
  • Utah had among the highest marriage rates.
  • Maine and Connecticut had among the lowest marriage rates.
  • Arkansas had among the highest divorce rates.
  • North Dakota had among the lowest divorce rates.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Find Health Insurance Enrollment Help for Small Businesses: Leverage an Agent's SHOP Expertise

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Agents and brokers licensed with the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) are available throughout the year to help you enroll in and manage your SHOP coverage! Insurance agents and brokers are required to complete dozens of hours of training each year. Many are experts in health insurance and can answer any questions you may have.

Here are four more reasons to consider working with a SHOP-registered agent or broker:
  1. They have experience helping small businesses enroll in SHOP coverage
  2. They have an in-depth understanding of the health insurance market in your area
  3. They can provide guidance on plan selection, and help you navigate coverage issues after you enroll
  4. You won’t have to pay more if you use an agent or broker
Enter your Zip Code in Find Local Help and select “small business” as your coverage type to find SHOP-registered agents and brokers near you!
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Questions? Contact your insurance company or an agent or broker for help. For additional assistance, contact the SHOP Call Center at
1-800-706-7893 (TTY: 1-888-201-6445).

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February is American Heart Month

#HeartMonth. Let's work toward high blood pressure control--together. We've Got This. CDC.

The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize February as American Heart Month. The outreach materials and social media messaging in this American Heart Month partner toolkit toolkit focus on how people can control high blood pressure and protect their heart.

Learn more.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 UAA Conference: Registration Now Open

"Reframing Aging in Utah"

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm



Family Perspectives in the Substance Use Disorder Crisis

RSVP: https://signupschedule.com/parcka

UCAN State Cancer Plan Implementation Grant

Visit the UCAN website for all information and materials related to the RFP. The website can be accessed here: http://www.ucan.cc/members/implementation/

The last day to submit questions regarding the application is February 13, 2020. Please submit all questions to Brad Belnap via email at bradbelnap@utah.gov before 5:00pm on the 13th.
The submission deadline for applications is February 26, 2020 at 5:00pm MST. Please submit your application through the UCAN website.

Black History Month

Black History Month Family 2020During Black History Month in February, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins partners to honor and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Throughout the month, OMH will focus on the positive impact an active and healthy lifestyle can have in helping to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities affecting the African American community.      
To help spread awareness and resources addressing heart health disparities in the African American community, OMH will co-host a Twitter chat on February 19, 2020 at 2 pm ET with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Use the hashtag #LoveYourHeartChat to participate. 
Visit our webpage during Black History Month for materials, events, and health resources. 

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